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it's good to be waxwork museums, right?
Thank god they're not
M&M's World in New York would be a good place to buy unusual M&Ms (mint choc, pretzel etc)
what a mistake-a to make-a!
THERE IS AN IMPORTANT ADMIN ASSISTANT WHO NEEDS TO GET SOMEWHERE IN A HURRY
I MEAN OFFICE...
GO HOME, TAXIMAN
Or, even worse, taking a camcorder round the place.
When are the fuckers going to watch a video of all the art they couldn't even be bothered to look at when it was right in front of them??
The art gallery is the first bit you go through when you come in - once you go through it you exit into the park to wonder round cheap and broken looking attractions, amusing tit-bits and so on.
My favourite thing about the whole experience was that it was all this big comment on throwaway culture, and in fact 90% of people were rushing through the gallery - which actually had some great stuff in it - taking photos on the way, in about 2 minutes flat so they could go and join queues for beers and the aforementioned tit-bits.
You'd have loved it mate.
then standing in front of the door/ tv playing football/bar looking around mindlessly as if they've just walked into a Dali-esque world which is beyond human comprehension getting in everyone's way and not giving a fuck.
Then putting them in their backpacks, unaware of the fact they hit people in the face every time they turn round.
If you're in a tube station you've already lost that battle, mate.
I wish they'd stop it.
holding a giant sign that says I'M A TOURIST AND I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT I'M DOING HERE
Not sure how much of it's tongue in cheek admittedly but... tourists bring a sprinkle of charm to a large city/capital. It'd be crap without them.
It's so much nicer seeing people having a happy time on holiday than it is seeing people trudging to work. I'm always keen to help them out with directions etc (I would advise them not to go to M&Ms World though).
Selfie sticks are good too: I work near Tower Bridge, and I always found it really stressful when people asked me to take their photo in case I messed it up. Now they just take their own photos.
in terms of tourists, however, I do think there are serious problems and issues with tourism, that mean that it is overall a negative thing for a city - in terms of driving down cultural life to the lowest common denominator and cliche, choking off innovation, turning local economies into seasonal hostages of fortune, and exacerbating the housing crisis through holiday lets, empty homes and AirBnB apartments.
you should never go on holiday again marckee
I'm a visitor.
You get tourists taking photos of any old shit along Hills Road as they walk up from the station. I've seen tourists snapping away in Tesco Express.
populace when I am out and about!
[I mean British tourists when they're abroad!!]
and it's basically a non-threatening sort of soft-play area for British people. Two Costas!
to get to work. I've probably lost days in total due to missed trains due to tourists standing on the left of the escalator or just standing totally still near the barriers. They eventually walk along Camden High Street and take pictures of each other and selfies of them and a shoe shop in the background (in their Clash or Sex Pistols t-shirts).
Incorrect escalator usage
just read national geographic innit.
organised daytrips to the trafford centre/meadowhall/metro centre
just get on the bus and then you can leave when you realise it's just laods of shops but all in one place, christ
they can see the QE2 at the same time!
I have to go up that way for work a fair bit, and I'm always baffled by the number of Chinese tourists getting the train from Marlybone up there.
Oriental tourists go mad for an outlet mall. I think there might be something in its proximity to the Cotswolds you know. Summer in the Cotswolds attracts a lot of Japanese tourists who all pile to Bicester I think. Could be wrong but there's probably summat in that.
See also - swathes of Japanese tourists standing looking bemused beside the Tesco in Hackney Central trying to find the obscenely hidden away Burberry outlet round there. Opening that railway arch outlet thingy round there soon I think...
Pretty fucking problematic, Geoff.
Apologies if so.
Seem to remember a discussion about it on here actually which I might have been involved in. Can't remember. Won't use the above term again though.
even on the about page. (Although there is mention of School of Oriental Studies on the history of... page).
accidentally walking in front of a Mexican family posing for a photo in front of a Subway restaurant (like, pointing at the sign and everything) near Oxford Street.
Also, the Trocadero
used to be something reasonably cool when you're a kid though. God knows what's even in there now?
but they've just opened a fancy new cinema in there, Picturehouse Central. Not sure if that takes up the whole building though.
plus a bit of the old HMV from what I can tell. There's been talk of a hotel opening up in the remainder of the building - not sure if that's still going ahead or not though.
ask me outside my office in King's Cross today 'where to buy clothes in the area'. Then they asked where to buy tabac, and I said Tescos, le supermarchet, and they got all angry and said 'NO, TABAC' and I said Tescos.
supermarkets normally don't sell it. hence their confusion.
Always an annoying Scandinavian looking child looking in awe at them like it is the first fanny they have ever seen and it is always when there is only two machines and the rest of the family are hopelessly trying to fire Euros into the other machine whilst this little prick drools over the other one in amazement. The thing is pretty sure they have them other places and pretty sure they had them first.
a lot of people from East Asia don't know how to use a regular toilet properly as they don't have the same sort of toilets over there. Has anyone else heard this before?
many newer public toilets have signs instructing users not to stand/squat on the seats, as is the custom in many parts.
and shit directly onto the cistern lid
or so I hear
On the rare occasion that I'm staying in a hotel or something, I'm always so annoyed that the breakfast is really early as if everyone LOVES getting up early when they're on holiday. Fuck that shit, if I'm staying in a hotel I'm going to have a good proper lie in, you bastards.
In front of the apple watch displays in the selfridges windows.
There's not even any reference to selfridges itself, just a single apple watch and a big flower thing in each window.
I see people queue up for this every day. I love a bit of end-stage capitalist excess as much as the next man but this is baffling.
it has to be pad thai, which is foul & only ever eaten by tourists who seem to think Thais live on it, and fisherman's pants, which haven't been worn by Thai fishermen ever and seem to have been invented for the sole purpose of making backpackers look stupid.
What a pile of shit. Shit pubs. Shit food. Shit prices. Shit all to see. Shit.
My mate who has moved to Windsor came to London he other day and we had a meet up. He suggested Coveng Garden. Is that how long it takes - about 2 years before you start acting like a fucking tourist again?
If lately refused. Fuck. That. Shit.
same people who want to go and sit in Trafalgar square. Lets go see some twat holding up a free hugs sign and get shat on by some pigeons
that's a shame. hope you haven't damaged your friendship
Does that mean I'm still only a tourist?
big old shit boat.
I bet half of them swore they would never do it and thought everyone doing such a wacky photo were complete pricks, but they got there and thought "ah fuck it". Not helped by there probably being nothing else to do in Pisa.
zxcvbnm got to make fun of me
someone was accidentally #problematic
the basis of the thread was questioned
everyone was rude to / about royter
the only thing missing is kik making something outlandish up, but it's not bad as far as DiS boxes ticked goes.
but I would state that you have to exempt the actual historic value stuff, i.e. the people Tussaud's has waxworks of that predate film, etc. I would like to see all those old waxworks, basically.
at least with, the modern you could judge the accuracy of the likeness and call out the madame for her waxwork shithousery